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The Inside Man

In the coming weeks, Minneapolis police chief Tim Dolan will face a tough reappointment process. But for this hockey-playing son of the city’s north side, tough is just another day.


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Jesse Knish

MINNEAPOLIS POLICE CHIEF Tim Dolan swings his unmarked cruiser around a corner onto north Broadway Avenue as smoothly and steadily as a parade float. The chief, 54, with a compact physique and youthful face, grew up on the city’s north side. This street was on his paper route back when he prowled the neighborhood on a Schwinn.

“I was out early every morning,” Dolan recalls. “I had a route from Broadway to 26th and from Emerson to Washington.” This was in the ’60s, he adds, when the main drag had a Woolworth’s, a Mickey’s Diner, and a Broadway Diner. “They would all feed me, the diners and stuff. I would get a burger at Mickey’s, a doughnut at Broadway.”

Presently, the chief is AWOL from a meeting back at city hall. But he’d rather drive. “I loved working the street as a patrolman,” he says. “It’s still the best job in the police department. It’s an adrenaline junkie’s job. You’re driving around with the window open. You’re not punching the time clock. You have enough free time to do things proactively that you want to do. And you wonder what people do in the chief’s office. I mean, what can they possibly do?”

What Dolan has done as chief has been the subject of much scrutiny lately. He is expected to face a public hearing and a vote by the Minneapolis City Council regarding reappointment sometime in the next few weeks or months. (His contract has expired, but he can stay on without a vote until the end of June.) Most predict that the chief will be reappointed, but that outcome is hardly a sure thing given the rocky nature of his first three-year term. Dolan oversaw several hefty police-misconduct settlements, was accused of racial bias, drew fire from city council members angry about a multimillion-dollar budget overage, and recently found himself “shocked and embarrassed” after one of his officers was arrested for bank robbery. He also roused the ire of the rank and file for meting out more discipline than his predecessors. Things hit bottom last year when the police union tried to bring a criminal charge against the chief for boarding his dog at the department kennel. The charge went nowhere, but, for Dolan, it was a real you-know-they-hate-you-when moment.

It’s not a pretty picture. But then, it’s rarely been pretty for Minneapolis’s police chiefs, who take on one of the most high-profile jobs in the city. Dolan ascended to the office in May 2006, after his predecessor, William McManus—who came to Minneapolis from Dayton, Ohio—declined to seek reappointment and moved to San Antonio, Texas, after little more than two years on the job.

It’s unlikely that Dolan will be packing up for Texas or anywhere else. He’s a product of the MPD, having served on the department for 27 years. And he comports himself like the local he is. He’s earnest and understated, with a voice so measured that sometimes you have to lean in to hear him. He prefers a police uniform to fancy suits. He works hard, but doesn’t describe his efforts in grandiose terms.

Having presided over years of declining crime and the city’s lowest murder rate in a quarter century, it seems obvious that the chief is adept at practical police work. He’s less so when it comes to the public-relations part of the job, however, which means he’s been caught off guard by how some of his decisions have played on the street and at city hall. “I was never someone who was interested in politics,” says Dolan. “I said before I took the job, I am not political. But I tell you, after being the chief for a while, if you aren’t somewhat political, you will get slaughtered in this job. It’s a very tough environment. I’m still learning. I’ve stepped on plenty of land mines.”


ONE MORNING, roughly a year ago, a motorist named Derryl Jenkins was stopped for speeding on Minneapolis’s north side. Video captured by a dashboard camera (and later broadcast repeatedly on television news) shows that, while Jenkins offered no resistance, Officer Richard Walker wrestled him to the ground. Additional officers arrived on the scene and proceeded to kick and punch Jenkins, who lay motionless face-down in a snow bank. It was one of a string of brutal arrests caught on camera and made public last year, including the arrest of Rolando Ruiz, who screamed in agony while being tasered in the neck to the point of unconsciousness.

These are the sorts of incidents that make a chief want to crawl under a rock. “There seems to be no end to the challenges of managing officers,” says former MPD chief John Laux, who served from 1989 to 1994 and was the last chief to come up through the ranks before Dolan. “You can be busting proud one day for some of the heroic and outstanding work they do. Then somebody steps out of line and it’s history repeating itself. You try to put a lot of things in place to prevent that, recruiting and training and all the things you do to try to get the right people wearing that uniform. There just seem to be those events you wish would never happen. They are unprofessional and, in a few cases, criminal, but always disappointing.”

The MPD has a long, nagging history of misconduct troubles. And it’s been expensive: Over the last seven years, the city has paid an average of $1.5 million per year to settle legal claims against the department. Payouts by St. Paul, which typically sees one-third as many murders and has 600 officers compared to Minneapolis’s 880-person force, are markedly less, averaging $167,000 over the last seven years. Dolan dismisses any comparison, calling the adjoining cities “two different worlds.”

Booker Hodges, head of the NAACP’s Minneapolis chapter and a deputy sheriff in Dakota County, says that Dolan has generally done “a good job of managing the department.” Hodges once served with Dolan on the Police Community Relations Council, part of a 2003 federal mediation agreement that required Minneapolis police and various community representatives to meet for five years with the goal of alleviating long-standing tensions. “My problem with Chief Dolan is that the city continues to pay out these exorbitant amounts in lawsuits when they could curb this behavior,” Hodges says. As a result, the MPD has a serious image problem. “People are saying that the police just beat everybody up,” Hodges says. “They lie on reports and make stuff up.”

It’s hard to say whether payouts linked to allegations of police misconduct have declined under Dolan. Such claims can take years to wend their way through the court system. But thus far, claims filed early in his term, between 2006 and 2008, have cost the city an average of $539,000 per year. Dolan sees signs of a positive trend, but acknowledges that improvements are “going to take time. It’s a change process.”
 

THROUGH A BLANKET OF FRESH SNOW, Dolan drives along 25th Avenue, past rows of working-class, no-frills housing. He stops at the corner of Sixth Street, the heart of the Hawthorne neighborhood, one of the roughest in the city. “This is the corner where I grew up,” he says.

Born in May 1955, Dolan was raised in a small duplex that has since been torn down. The house had a simple wooden front porch and was sided with tar shingles. He shared the second story with his mother and father, Irene and Jack Dolan, and his three younger brothers. Downstairs lived Irene’s parents, both Polish immigrants. The near-north side has historically served as a gateway for the city’s new arrivals, whether Jewish, African American, or Hmong. Dolan recalls the north side of his youth as a patchwork of close-knit communities: His was rooted in the Catholic Church of St. Philip, three blocks from his house, where he served as an altar boy and attended grade school.

Irene Dolan ran a strict household, keeping a close eye on her four boys. Darryl Weivoda, who owns a hardware store on north Penn Avenue and spent so much time at the duplex he was dubbed “the fifth Dolan brother,” remembers it as a place steeped in tradition, full of rituals from the old country. At Christmastime, he recalls, “Grandma would come up wearing an apron and would reach into her pockets and would give us a Polish blessing to chase away the demons.” The blessing involved throwing handfuls of hazelnuts and walnuts. “The first time it happened, we were all sitting on the floor playing a board game. Grandma came up and walked into the kitchen. The boys started hiding behind the chairs and couch, but I was unaware of what was going to happen. Then she started wailing nuts at us and saying stuff in Polish.”

Dolan’s father, Jack, was, by all accounts, a buccaneer, a larger-than-life figure. “When all the guys got together, we’d say, ‘Whose dad is the best?’” Weivoda recalls. “Jack always won. He was a guy’s guy.” A security officer with the U.S. Postal Service, Jack Dolan worked on trains transporting mail across the country, and would often be gone for days at a time. “He actually wore a badge and carried a gun,” Dolan says. “All they were doing was sorting mail and carrying mail, but they were still afraid that Jesse James would come along.” (After Jack died in 2005, Dolan, who has a sentimental streak, took to carrying his father’s 1950s-era Smith & Wesson Chiefs Special on the job.)

The Dolan brothers were extremely competitive, a trait that manifested itself in playing sports. Tim swam and played baseball, tennis, and football, but his true love was hockey. He played forward and defense on teams at DeLaSalle High School and later at the University of St. Thomas. On the ice, Weivoda recalls, Dolan was a force to be reckoned with. “Tim was one of the guys who, if you could get around him and you threw a check into him, was going to throw a check right back at you. And his check was probably going to be harder than your check.”

Sometimes, however, that daring streak could lead to trouble. Dolan remembers fishing for carp as a youth and messing around on the banks of the Mississippi, a relatively lawless area of the city, especially back then. During the construction of Interstate 94, he and his buddies regularly lurked among the vacant houses that had been slated for demolition. “They were all open, so you could go through them,” he recalls. “Some of them had stuff left in them. Once I found a pool cue.” For a teenage boy, it was Adventureland, a maze of dark corners and creaking floors. The area was also full of construction equipment, which proved just as tantalizing: One day, Dolan commandeered a front-end loader and drove it around the block until he got caught. “There was a silver button where the ignition switch is,” he says, still sounding mischievous. “You just pushed that button and it started up.”

On another occasion, Dolan burned the mailbox next to the Church of St. Philip, which was full of Christmas cards and cash at the time. He recalls the singed cards fanned out on a table for his benefit. “That was the last straw,” he says. “My dad worked for the post office. It was like, ‘Okay, we’re going to get you a job. And you aren’t going to have any more time to hang around down at the river.’ I was pretty close to going to Red Wing at that point.”

Yet Dolan was also a kid who grew annoyed when others “did the wrong thing,” Weivoda recalls. “Tim was always the guy who made sure that we didn’t step out of line. We knew who was in charge.”

This was never more true than with Dolan’s brother Paul, just 11 months his junior. Tim and his brother were close growing up, swimming and fishing and playing on the same sports teams. “He was actually a better swimmer than I was,” Dolan says with some pride. “He was outstanding.” But the two fell out during high school. “Paul had his friends, and they were into dope back then,” the chief recalls. He tried to intercede but Paul resisted. “He’d say, ‘These are my friends.’ Trying to make those decisions where you stand on your own two feet, that was something that he was never able to do.” Last fall, Paul, a postal worker, pled guilty to possessing methamphetamine and growing marijuana in the basement of his Minneapolis home. In the midst of Paul’s legal troubles, Tim Dolan took his brother out for lunch. “I love him,” the chief says. “But we just are on different wavelengths.”


DOLAN GRADUATED from DeLaSalle in 1973 and enrolled at St. Thomas with the sole aim of playing hockey. “At first, I only achieved what I needed to stay eligible to play,” he says. “Eventually, I matured a little and the school pulled me in.” He studied sociology and English composition. (He later returned to the university to obtain a master’s degree in public administration and education.)

Dolan quips that, with a sociology degree, his professional options were limited. But in 1978, he landed a job with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. It was around this time that he also met his future wife, Lori Beck, at a friend’s party. She was a graduate of St. Catherine University, “very much an intellectual and a hard worker,” Dolan says. “She hated jocks, so if we had met in college she would never have had the time of day for me. I had changed during those years to where I was not quite the jerky jock anymore. So we hit it off. It’s been 30 years now.” The Dolans have four sons, ranging in age from 17 to 26. All of them play hockey.

In 1983, Dolan joined the Minneapolis Police Department. He steadily ascended the ranks, passing the exams necessary for advancement, and eventually commanding the narcotics unit and the SWAT team, which serves high-risk warrants. “My nature is that I’m comfortable wherever I’m at, and I will make the most of that situation, rather than always looking for the next step,” he says. “I never looked forward to the next rank. The only reason I ever took those tests is because I’m very competitive by nature. And I looked at it as being, If I’m going to take those tests, I’m going to do well.”

In 1999, after 16 years with the department, Dolan was made inspector for the Fourth Precinct, which meant he was now in charge of policing the very neighborhood where he grew up. “I had tried to stay away from the north side as a cop because I know so many people there,” says Dolan, who lives in Edina. “It makes your job a 24/7 job. And also, you might be stopping a friend or relative on a DUI. I just didn’t need that. But I found that, as an inspector, that actually was very, very helpful. It was motivating. I wanted to make things better.”

He ran the command for five years and can name a major incident that, for him, defines each year. Yet he considers his time in the Fourth Precinct a success, especially when it came to addressing truancy and juvenile crime. The fate of kids is of special interest to Dolan, perhaps because he himself was twice accosted as a youth. Once, under the now-demolished Lowry Bridge, an older boy tried to extract sexual favors, but Dolan pled his way out of the situation. Ever the sociologist, the chief speaks of his attacker with detached curiosity: “I oftentimes have thought of trying to look him up, to find out whatever happened to him.”

Dolan’s juvenile policing efforts centered on truancy patrols. The idea was that if minors—responsible for more than half of the neighborhood’s crime—were in school, they wouldn’t be idling on the street. If a kid missed class, an officer called the parent. If the kid missed more classes, an officer went to the house. If the kid was found lounging on the sofa watching television, the officer drove him or her to school. “We had five straight years of declines in crime,” Dolan says. He was making his reputation, and others in the department were taking notice.

John Locke, who spent 28 years with the MPD and now serves as investigative supervisor for the Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office, told friends in high places to keep an eye out for Dolan, that someday he’d make a good chief. “I thought, first off, He’s smart. He has a master’s degree,” says Locke, who admired Dolan’s work on the SWAT team and liked that he didn’t hide behind a desk. Locke grew up on the north side, too, and knew the Dolan family. “He always was a kid who listened a lot. He’d look at the facts before making a point or giving an opinion. There are some people who have an answer right away and rant and rave for five minutes. He’s not one of those guys.”

Word of Dolan’s skills and successes reached the ears of then-chief Robert Olson, who had come to Minneapolis by way of Yonkers, New York. In January 2004, Dolan was brought downtown to take over the department’s administrative services, mainly personnel and budget. After Olson was ousted and McManus was hired, Dolan became the MPD’s first assistant chief, running the day-to-day operations. When, not long after, McManus left before his contract was up, the city figured maybe it was time to try an insider.
 

EACH NEW CHIEF in Minneapolis promises to get tough on bad cops. But can a homegrown chief fix the problems of the very department from which he arose? Former council member Ralph Remington, who was the lone vote against Dolan when he was appointed in 2006, says no. “It’s like when your college friends call you up and you are in the position to help them out. You are going to do it,” Remington says. “If you are a cop, you’re put in so many tense life and death situations, the favors start piling up. You start owing people stuff. The minute the decision was made to go with an insider, I think, any hope of real reform went out the window.”

The assumption is that a chief who has climbed the ladder within the MPD will be entangled by allegiances and friendships—and thus, can’t get tough when toughness is required. But hiring an outsider can have downsides, too: A chief unfamiliar with the local culture can vex elected officials, the public, and the rank and file. And sometimes they don’t stick around very long, using Minneapolis as a steppingstone to a position in a larger city.

Dolan’s insider status hasn’t kept him from cracking down on misconduct. According to department records, he has fired or accepted the resignations of 19 officers, more on average per year than his predecessors. After the Ruiz and Jenkins arrests were caught on camera, he turned both cases over to the FBI for investigation. “They may have ended up there anyway,” Dolan says, “but I wanted the outside review.” And he did something unusual: He forced every officer to watch the Jenkins video with a supervisor. This might not sound earthshaking, but among the MPD’s 880 badge-wearing authority figures, the move made waves. “Coming out and saying that I don’t like what I’m seeing here, that irritated the cops to no end,” says Dolan. “They feel that, ‘You’re our chief, support us.’ I did come down like a ton of bricks on them. But I wanted to shock the system.”

He also has stopped finding desk jobs for cops who lose their peace officer’s license or right to carry a gun due to a criminal charge, or their ability to drive due to a DUI. “I believe that if some people do certain things, then they don’t belong in law enforcement,” says Dolan. “I have a lot of pride in the occupation. I love the Minneapolis Police Department. But when I took the job, I changed our policy. I said if you can’t work for a period, if it’s over 90 days, I’m going to terminate you. I think that’s just fair to the residents of Minneapolis.”

The chief prides himself on decisiveness. “I told [the officers] when I took this job, one of the things I didn’t like about previous administrations was that they sat on the fence,” he says. He’s just as likely to pick sides when he believes someone has acted heroically or, at least, according to policy. “If it’s right, it’s right,” he says. “I’m going to say it’s right.” In two instances, Dolan dispensed medals to cops involved in highly controversial cases: the 2006 shooting of 19-year-old Fong Lee, who was fleeing police at the time, and the 2007 raid on the home of Vang Khang, which was based on incorrect intelligence and resulted in a shootout. He says he would do the same again: “I am going to make decisions based on the facts, not on political sentiment. If I did anything else, I would hate myself and this job.”

Hodges credits the chief for getting rid of many problem officers. But, he says, “Where he’s not firing people is for use of excessive force. I think he’s a good person, I really do. But he’s a cop’s cop. He’s going to protect his people.”

It’s often difficult to track the outcomes of complaints regarding police misconduct. (Data-privacy laws restrict access to such information gathered by the department’s Internal Affairs Unit. The same is true for cases filed with the Civilian Police Review Authority, a public board that investigates accusations of police impropriety.) A report issued by the CRA in December, however, faults the chief for disregarding the majority of its findings, including those alleging excessive force. The report rates his performance in this regard as “unsatisfactory.” CRA chair Donald Bellfield adds, “There seems to be a lack of leadership in the department.”

Minneapolis mayor R. T. Rybak wishes Dolan hadn’t given medals in the Khang case, which led to a $626,922 settlement last year against the city. “It was not a politically smart move,” he says. “It sent the wrong message to people who had suffered already. But it showed that the chief is not going to ask his officers to do a tough thing and then sell them out. I believe the chief has quietly, but very effectively, been extremely supportive of the officers doing good work and very hard on those stepping out of line.

“I watched Chief Dolan during the first five years I was in office,” says Rybak, a longtime champion of Dolan. “I was generally impressed with him when I met him, but my view of him grew and grew as I got to know him. I think he is humble to a fault. The chief happens to be, in a way that he doesn’t wear on his sleeve, extremely intelligent. He is also unflinchingly honest in a profession that is desperately in need of more people who can be tough crime fighters but also moral leaders.”


STILL, SOME OF DOLAN'S EFFORTS have raised eyebrows. Early in his term, he made a series of demotions, which included several high-ranking African-American officers. “He replaced all of these folks with white folks,” says Remington. “It was like Michael Corleone taking out the heads of the five families.” The demotions became part of a lawsuit filed in 2007 by five black officers claiming a long-standing pattern of racism within the department. Last year, the city settled the case for $740,000. Dolan says all but one of the demotions were disciplinary in nature, but he acknowledges, “It’s something I would probably handle a little bit different today, having a little more wisdom on the job.”

Department records suggest that Dolan has diversified the ranks. Of the 159 officers he has hired during his tenure, 49 are people of color, bringing department-wide diversity to almost 19 percent, the highest level it’s ever reached in a city whose population is now two-thirds white. Dolan also recently appointed an African American, Lieutenant Eddie Frizell, to run the Fifth Precinct, on the city’s south side.

Perhaps most telling, white officers are angry at Dolan, too, including old friends. One buddy turned adversary is Sergeant John Delmonico, who heads the Police Federation, the union that represents officers. Delmonico, who declined comment for this story, wrote in a recent edition of Roll Call, the federation’s newsletter, “We are deeply concerned over the Administration’s growing number of initiatives to investigate officers for virtually anything that can happen during a shift…. We have been forced to file an unusual number of grievances and even lawsuits to defend [officers’] rights under the Labor Agreement and state and federal law.”

The federation also attempted to charge Dolan with theft for boarding his dog at the department kennel during a vacation. “That was a new road, filing a criminal complaint against the chief,” Dolan says ruefully. The union has lodged a challenge to virtually every disciplinary action he has taken, he says, but it has won only one. “It’s ironic that the Civilian Review Authority can’t stand me and the federation doesn’t like what I’m doing,” Dolan says. “The reality is, I should be somewhere in between. You know, [former Chief Tony] Bouza once said, ‘If everybody hates you, you are half right.’”

These are the slings and arrows that come with being an insider, says former chief Laux. “Just like you know the warts and shortcomings of some individuals, they know yours, too. They know what your hot buttons are. They know how to play you a little bit. It’s not a job for the faint of heart.”
 

MINNEAPOLIS’S DROP in crime has been the chief’s ace in the hole. No matter what missteps he makes as a manager, he can point to the fact that the number of murders in the city has declined more than 60 percent since he took office. Robberies are down 47 percent. Violent crime in general went down 37 percent between 2006 and 2009. Additionally, Dolan’s successful initiatives to stem juvenile crime—programs rooted in the anti-truancy efforts he first implemented on the north side—have garnered attention, awards, and backing from charities and corporations.

Still, there’s an old adage in police circles: Don’t take credit when crime goes down unless you’re prepared to accept blame when it goes up. In fact, the drop in crime in Minneapolis coincides with a decade-long decline in crime across the country, a trend that has sociologists, among others, scratching their heads. Explanations range from improved policing techniques, to the removal of lead from gas, to high numbers of first-generation immigrants (who tend to be less criminal than the average citizen), to the declining use of crack cocaine.

University of Minnesota sociologist and criminology professor Joachim Savelsberg believes the flashback-to-the-’60s crime rates are the result of economic prosperity, beginning with the boom of the 1990s. But if that’s the case, why hasn’t crime bolted upward during the present downturn? Savelsberg speculates there is a delayed effect. “It would be naïve to think that someone loses his or her job and robs someone the next day,” he says. “Maybe it’s long-term unemployment over many years, a lack of perspective and hope that sets in, that would motivate people to engage in criminal behavior.” Yet even against the backdrop of national trends, Savelsberg acknowledges that after Dolan became Minneapolis’s chief, “the drop in the crime rate was really quite remarkable.”

“Anybody who believes this is a pattern,” Rybak says, half-incensed, “hasn’t seen what’s going on here, the incredible work that the chief has done and the officers in the department have done.”


THE CHIEF turns his cruiser off Broadway, onto James Avenue. We roll past Cottage Park, a landscaped slice of grass in the middle of the city. “This used to be a horrible crime area here,” says Dolan. “This is where Kevin Brewer was shot and killed.” He’s referring to an 11-year-old boy who was slain in 2000 after stopping to watch a fight. Despite a crowd of witnesses, the case remains unsolved, a sore spot for community and police alike.

Life on the north side has improved markedly since then, he says. “Things move like a glacier, but they are moving. You can see that a lot of these homes have been redone. The improvements up here, if you look at them, even from five years ago, it’s dramatic.”

Take the comparison back further, to when Dolan was a kid, and he says the transformation is even more notable. “It’s much, much better,” he says, recalling the riots of the late ’60s that erupted along Plymouth Avenue and other parts of the neighborhood. “I used to sit on the front steps and we would listen and we could hear the explosions and the gunshots,” he says. “That was something. But you’re a kid. It was a whole different world. It was six blocks away.”

The chief pulls his car up to the Church of St. Philip, at the intersection of 25th and Bryant, where he spent much of his youth. It’s a dark, hulking building with a public garden on one side that’s missing a gate. Dolan admits that he doesn’t attend church much anymore. “I went to Catholic school, I was an altar boy, and I probably got to where I was burned out,” he says, adding that when he gets the rare day off, he likes to sleep in, even if it’s a Sunday. “I kind of grew away from it, but I still consider that my church.”

He turns down the alley that runs along the back of St. Philip, where there is a plaster wall bearing remarkably little graffiti. “Look at this wall,” Dolan says, marveling that it hasn’t been tagged. “I tell them, the reason that wall is not marked is because that’s the respect the kids show for what you have going here.”

In other words, to turn a dictum on its head, good deeds occasionally do go unpunished. It’s a sentiment Dolan clearly hopes will apply to him as well. “I believe in good,” he says, pulling away from the church.

Jennifer Vogel is a Minneapolis writer.

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Gallery of Wood Art at Landmark Center (Second Flo
75 W 5th St
St. Paul, MN  55378
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Sponsor: American Association of Woodturners
Telephone: 651-444-1205
Contact Name: Tib Shaw, Curator
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Bring a few bottle of your homebrew to our St. Louis Park location to swap with other local home-brewers. Bottle by bottle, discover what other passionate brewers are making, and get some...

Cost: Free

Where:
5825 Excelsior Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416
, MN


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Go All-Grain! Learn how to brew with our knowledgeable staff in a small group environment. We’ll brew a batch of beer so you can visually see the process from beginning to end. This class will...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 612-843-4444
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To celebrate Memorial Day Weekend, we’re opening up spaces to brew with us in the parking lot. Bring in your gear to brew side by side with out experts and enjoy some food hot off the grill.

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Join us for May Jubilee Craft and Gift Show! Enjoy FREE ADMISSION. ^^^You will find close to 43 Talented Artisans, Direct Sales Representatives, Upcyclers, Resellers and more.^^^ ~~~The first 25...

Cost: Free

Where:
North St. Paul American Legion Post 39
2678 7th Ave E
Saint Paul, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Gypsy Dreams
Telephone: 651.335.7309
Contact Name: Cathy
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May 6 – 28, 2017 Written by Margaret Edson Directed by Benjamin McGovern "... the kind of theatrical experience of which legends are made." –The New York Times "I was dismayed to discover...

Cost: $9 - $30

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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MPG Sport‘s Emmy award-winning triple-threat ambassador Julianne Hough is teaming up with the nation’s leading yoga studio CorePower Yoga to bring Minneapolis a free...

Cost: Free

Where:
CorePower Yoga Downtown
501 S. Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: CorePower Yoga
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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk Minneapolis’ Light Grey Art Lab’s Huldufólk exhibition celebrates the hidden folk, trolls and fairies, and the faces in the rocks, pools, smoking...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Join us!  Youth slöjd workshops are designed for creative kids ages 7 and up!  All classes take place in the Berglund Studio Classroom.  Make a loom and learn weaving basics using colorful...

Cost: $20-25

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Let’s get started! Learn how to brew with our knowledgeable staff in a small group environment. We’ll brew a batch of beer so you can visually see the process from beginning to end. This...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Ave
St.Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 651-223-6114
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MAY 26-JUNE 11 2017 Co-directed by Rick Shiomi & Martha B. Johnson; James Austin Williams, Artistic and Cultural Consultant: This production presents 46 short plays selected from Parks' 365...

Cost: 25

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent St
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Full Circle Theater Company
Contact Name: Rick Shiomi
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Join us at the James J. Hill Center for stories from the classic old-time radio vault, complete with historical notes and trivia. The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society restages the great...

Cost: $15

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: James J. Hill Center
Telephone: 651.265.5430
Contact Name: Lily
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Bringing together examples from a lifetime of work, this exhibition honors the late Amy Sabrina (Myers), 1956 – 2013, and gives light to her imagination and talent. A graduate of the University...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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From May 12 to June 25, NCC will turn its exhibition spotlight on our incredibly talented members (comprised of students, educators, professional artists, and novices) with a juried exhibition....

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. A mix-up in afterlife scheduling is the set up for this poignant modern comedy, which has seen great success on stage and in film....

Cost: $21-$31

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre Company
20 Civic Centre Drive NE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Telephone: 507 282 8481
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Cost: N/A

Where:
Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: MSSPA
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A beautiful story of an African American seamstress in the early 1900s, and her long-distance correspondence and romance with a worker on the Panama Canal, as well as her loving friendships with a...

Cost: $30, Pay What You Can for those under 30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Ten Thousand Things
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Everyone has a different view. Amy’s view is that love conquers all. In 1979 Amy visits her mother, the West End actress Esme Allen, with a big favor to ask and a brash new boyfriend in tow. When...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Unconventional, interactive, absurd. A trivia night like none other. Join host Sam Spadino & special guests as they bring you the newest game night in the Twin Cities. Points for your knowledge of...

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Chris Pennington
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Unconventional, interactive, absurd. A trivia night like none other. Join host Sam Spadino & special guests as they bring you the newest game night in the Twin Cities. Points for your knowledge of...

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Chris Pennington
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Join us for OUR last fun filled night along with beautiful women and well-dressed men, to dance the night away in style! What more can you ask for but a glass of your finest/favorite drink to fully...

Cost: $10 in advance / $15 at the door

Where:
The Dylan Room (Lumber Exchange Building)
Saturday, May 27th in the Dylan Room
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: The DL Brand
Contact Name: Inga Flider
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April 27 – May 28, 2017 Receptions: Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”  –Pablo...

Cost: Free

Where:
Atrium Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Kristi Kuder and James Scherbarth May 18 – June 23, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist: Tuesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. Unravel: (1) to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Under the Microscope works by Lauren Bina May 11 - July 9 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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May is the month to soak in ceramics in Minnesota. Each of this month’s artists approach clay differently and speak through the medium with mindful determination. Groves is exploring a high...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 13, 2017   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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All 37 Mattress Firm stores in the Minneapolis area are hosting a Clothing Drive to benefit local foster youth and families. Through Sunday, June 18, 2017 during normal store hours, Mattress Firm...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mattress Firm
1710 New Brighton Blvd,
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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May is the month to soak in ceramics in Minnesota. Each of this month’s artists approach clay differently and speak through the medium with mindful determination. Groves is exploring a high...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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The American Association of Woodturners' (AAW) Gallery of Wood Art Professional Outreach Program is pleased to announce its 2017 annual international exhibition, The Sphere-Second Round. Now in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery of Wood Art at Landmark Center (Second Flo
75 W 5th St
St. Paul, MN  55378
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Sponsor: American Association of Woodturners
Telephone: 651-444-1205
Contact Name: Tib Shaw, Curator
Website »

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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

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Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk Minneapolis’ Light Grey Art Lab’s Huldufólk exhibition celebrates the hidden folk, trolls and fairies, and the faces in the rocks, pools, smoking...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Website »

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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Website »

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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Spring Farm Sanctuary is opening it's doors to abused and neglected farm animals this June in Long Lake, Mn.  We are hosting a film screening of "What the Health" to raise awareness of a plant...

Cost: $9.00

Where:
Emagine Willow Creek Theatre
9900 Shelard Parkway
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Spring Farm Sanctuary
Contact Name: Robin Johnson
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From May 12 to June 25, NCC will turn its exhibition spotlight on our incredibly talented members (comprised of students, educators, professional artists, and novices) with a juried exhibition....

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Bringing together examples from a lifetime of work, this exhibition honors the late Amy Sabrina (Myers), 1956 – 2013, and gives light to her imagination and talent. A graduate of the University...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Exhibiting Artists: Kristi Kuder and James Scherbarth May 18 – June 23, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist: Tuesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. Unravel: (1) to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

More information

Under the Microscope works by Lauren Bina May 11 - July 9 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

More information

In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

More information

      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
Website »

More information

Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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May is the month to soak in ceramics in Minnesota. Each of this month’s artists approach clay differently and speak through the medium with mindful determination. Groves is exploring a high...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 13, 2017   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
Website »

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The Duluth Art Institute offers a regular open studio session at the Depot. No matter what your medium or ability, come and join a weekly art group for practice and camaraderie. Bring your own...

Cost: $5

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 West Michigan St.
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Instituted
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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May is the month to soak in ceramics in Minnesota. Each of this month’s artists approach clay differently and speak through the medium with mindful determination. Groves is exploring a high...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

All 37 Mattress Firm stores in the Minneapolis area are hosting a Clothing Drive to benefit local foster youth and families. Through Sunday, June 18, 2017 during normal store hours, Mattress Firm...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mattress Firm
1710 New Brighton Blvd,
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »

More information

The American Association of Woodturners' (AAW) Gallery of Wood Art Professional Outreach Program is pleased to announce its 2017 annual international exhibition, The Sphere-Second Round. Now in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery of Wood Art at Landmark Center (Second Flo
75 W 5th St
St. Paul, MN  55378
View map »


Sponsor: American Association of Woodturners
Telephone: 651-444-1205
Contact Name: Tib Shaw, Curator
Website »

More information

Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Website »

More information

Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk Minneapolis’ Light Grey Art Lab’s Huldufólk exhibition celebrates the hidden folk, trolls and fairies, and the faces in the rocks, pools, smoking...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Website »

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On View: April 29 - June 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. Charles Lyon continues to be inspired by the delicacy and the intensity of flowers, specifically peonies, dahlias...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
Website »

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On View: April 29 - June 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. In the past decade, Michael Banning’s career has taken him from Minneapolis, to Milwaukee and Chicago. With...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

More information

The Duluth Art Institute offers a regular open studio session at the Depot. No matter what your medium or ability, come and join a weekly art group for practice and camaraderie. Bring your own...

Cost: $5

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 West Michigan St.
Duluth, MN  55802
View map »


Sponsor: Duluth Art Instituted
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
Website »

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Acting the Song Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30May 2 – 30 Cost: $75Instructor: Jackie Olson Is there any greater joy for a musically-inclined actor than belting out a song?  Is there any greater...

Cost: $75

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-426-3275
Contact Name: Aaron Fiskradatz
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Musical MayhemTuesdays, 4:45-5:45May 2 – 30 Cost: $75Instructor: Jackie Olson What if your life was a musical, and people just burst into song at a moment’s notice?  In this class, they do!...

Cost: $75

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-426-3275
Contact Name: Aaron Fiskradatz
Website »

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From May 12 to June 25, NCC will turn its exhibition spotlight on our incredibly talented members (comprised of students, educators, professional artists, and novices) with a juried exhibition....

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

Bringing together examples from a lifetime of work, this exhibition honors the late Amy Sabrina (Myers), 1956 – 2013, and gives light to her imagination and talent. A graduate of the University...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Exhibiting Artists: Kristi Kuder and James Scherbarth May 18 – June 23, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist: Tuesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. Unravel: (1) to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Under the Microscope works by Lauren Bina May 11 - July 9 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover...

Cost: FREE

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: James J. Hill Center
Telephone: 651 265 5500
Contact Name: Maggie Smith
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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May is the month to soak in ceramics in Minnesota. Each of this month’s artists approach clay differently and speak through the medium with mindful determination. Groves is exploring a high...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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All 37 Mattress Firm stores in the Minneapolis area are hosting a Clothing Drive to benefit local foster youth and families. Through Sunday, June 18, 2017 during normal store hours, Mattress Firm...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mattress Firm
1710 New Brighton Blvd,
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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May is the month to soak in ceramics in Minnesota. Each of this month’s artists approach clay differently and speak through the medium with mindful determination. Groves is exploring a high...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 13, 2017   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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The American Association of Woodturners' (AAW) Gallery of Wood Art Professional Outreach Program is pleased to announce its 2017 annual international exhibition, The Sphere-Second Round. Now in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery of Wood Art at Landmark Center (Second Flo
75 W 5th St
St. Paul, MN  55378
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Sponsor: American Association of Woodturners
Telephone: 651-444-1205
Contact Name: Tib Shaw, Curator
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk Minneapolis’ Light Grey Art Lab’s Huldufólk exhibition celebrates the hidden folk, trolls and fairies, and the faces in the rocks, pools, smoking...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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On View: April 29 - June 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. Charles Lyon continues to be inspired by the delicacy and the intensity of flowers, specifically peonies, dahlias...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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On View: April 29 - June 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. In the past decade, Michael Banning’s career has taken him from Minneapolis, to Milwaukee and Chicago. With...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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"Rape Culture" - the idea that rape occurs because women ask for it or fail to prevent it - is real. How did women become the ones to blame and men become blameless? How do we change this attitude...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre Company
20 Civic Centre Drive NE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Telephone: 507 282 8481
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Strictly Social is a fun, low-key social networking event for women of all ages and stages of life. Enjoy hosted hors d'oeuvres, desserts and a cash bar, followed by a presentation by Crystal...

Cost: $30

Where:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-813-5300
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From May 12 to June 25, NCC will turn its exhibition spotlight on our incredibly talented members (comprised of students, educators, professional artists, and novices) with a juried exhibition....

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Bringing together examples from a lifetime of work, this exhibition honors the late Amy Sabrina (Myers), 1956 – 2013, and gives light to her imagination and talent. A graduate of the University...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Exhibiting Artists: Kristi Kuder and James Scherbarth May 18 – June 23, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist: Tuesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. Unravel: (1) to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Under the Microscope works by Lauren Bina May 11 - July 9 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Experience more of Minneapolis on the first Thursday of every month at Minneapolis Visitor Information on Nicollet as we showcase local artists and their merchandise, local organizations and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Visitor Information on Nicollet
505 Nicollet Mall, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Meet Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-767-8042
Contact Name: PR & Communications Intern
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Twin Cities Professional Career Event - Sales & Management Specific...

Cost: Free to Attend

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: HireLive
Contact Name: Christina Toth
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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May is the month to soak in ceramics in Minnesota. Each of this month’s artists approach clay differently and speak through the medium with mindful determination. Groves is exploring a high...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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All 37 Mattress Firm stores in the Minneapolis area are hosting a Clothing Drive to benefit local foster youth and families. Through Sunday, June 18, 2017 during normal store hours, Mattress Firm...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mattress Firm
1710 New Brighton Blvd,
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 13, 2017   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
Website »

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May is the month to soak in ceramics in Minnesota. Each of this month’s artists approach clay differently and speak through the medium with mindful determination. Groves is exploring a high...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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The American Association of Woodturners' (AAW) Gallery of Wood Art Professional Outreach Program is pleased to announce its 2017 annual international exhibition, The Sphere-Second Round. Now in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery of Wood Art at Landmark Center (Second Flo
75 W 5th St
St. Paul, MN  55378
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Sponsor: American Association of Woodturners
Telephone: 651-444-1205
Contact Name: Tib Shaw, Curator
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On View: April 29 - June 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. In the past decade, Michael Banning’s career has taken him from Minneapolis, to Milwaukee and Chicago. With...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

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On View: April 29 - June 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. Charles Lyon continues to be inspired by the delicacy and the intensity of flowers, specifically peonies, dahlias...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

More information

Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Website »

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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk Minneapolis’ Light Grey Art Lab’s Huldufólk exhibition celebrates the hidden folk, trolls and fairies, and the faces in the rocks, pools, smoking...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Website »

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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Join us to celebrate a successful second year for the Minnesota Capitol Pathways internship program for college students of color. For the 2017 Legislative Session, 34 interns are being hosted by a...

Cost: 20.00

Where:
Mount Zion Temple
1300 Summit Ave.
St. Paul , MN  55105
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Sponsor: Citizens League
Telephone: 651-289-1075
Contact Name: Kalia Xiong
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Giants Ridge presents the Burnt Onion Music series featuring the following Minnesota-based artist:   May 25, 2017: Chris Herriges from 5-8 pm at Burnt Onion June 1, 2017: Jud Hailey from 5-8...

Cost: Free

Where:
Giants Ridge
6329 Wynne Creek Dr
Biwabik, MN  55708
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From May 12 to June 25, NCC will turn its exhibition spotlight on our incredibly talented members (comprised of students, educators, professional artists, and novices) with a juried exhibition....

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss will be doing a reading and signing event at the Galleria Barnes & Noble in Edina on Thursday, June 1st at 6:00PM for their new novel B.S.,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Galleria Barnes & Noble
3230 Galleria
Edina, MN  55435
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"To create an empowering space for women to embrace the journey of life, the power of story, and the beauty of oneself through poetry, creative self-expression, knowledge & sisterhood." As women,...

Cost: $60.00

Where:
Cambria Gallery on 7th
625 2nd Ave S #101
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Fashion Meets Poetry
Telephone: 612-968-0316
Contact Name: Amber Rose Bjerke
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Bringing together examples from a lifetime of work, this exhibition honors the late Amy Sabrina (Myers), 1956 – 2013, and gives light to her imagination and talent. A graduate of the University...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Cost: N/A

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: MSSPA
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How can meditation help us find inner peace and contentment? In this public talk, Tibetan meditation master Mingyur Rinpoche will show us how the practice of meditation can put us in touch with a...

Cost: $12 - $25

Where:
University of St. Thomas, OEC Auditorium
2115 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Tergar Meditation Community
Telephone: (612) 460-8837
Contact Name: Beth Korczynski
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Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. A mix-up in afterlife scheduling is the set up for this poignant modern comedy, which has seen great success on stage and in film....

Cost: $21-$31

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre Company
20 Civic Centre Drive NE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Telephone: 507 282 8481
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NorthGate Brewing is excited to present Trivia Mafia, every Thursday night at its taproom in Northeast Minneapolis. Bring your friends, form teams, and show off your knowledge. 

Cost: Free

Where:
NorthGate Brewing Company
783 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: NorthGate Brewing Company
Telephone: 612-354-2858
Contact Name: NorthGate Brewing
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Milkweed Books presents poet Tyler Flynn Dorholt, in celebration of his first full-length collection, AMERICAN FLOWERS (Dock Street Press). Join us for a homecoming and book launch party in the...

Cost: FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Where:
Milkweed Books
1011 South Washington Ave
Open Book, First Floor
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Milkweed Books
Telephone: 612 215 2540
Contact Name: Daley Farr

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13th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival Short attention span theatre at its best! JUNE 1-11, 2017 Each year, Lakeshore Players’ highly regarded ten-minute play writing contest attracts entries...

Cost: $17-$21

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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MAY 26-JUNE 11 2017 Co-directed by Rick Shiomi & Martha B. Johnson; James Austin Williams, Artistic and Cultural Consultant: This production presents 46 short plays selected from Parks' 365...

Cost: $25

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent St
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Full Circle Theater Company
Contact Name: Rick Shiomi
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Everyone has a different view. Amy’s view is that love conquers all. In 1979 Amy visits her mother, the West End actress Esme Allen, with a big favor to ask and a brash new boyfriend in tow. When...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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Can Can Wonderland’s Variety Show is a wild ride along the rocky edge of entertainment! Four curiosity-piquing acts each night, woven together through music and song by our house band and local...

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Chris Pennington
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Thursdays on First & 3rd Summer Market & Music Festival is a weekly outdoor market of over 100 art, craft and food vendors and live entertainment every Thursday throughout the summer. Thursdays...

Cost: Free

Where:
Thursdays on First & 3rd
1st Ave SW/Peace Plaza
Rochester, MN  55901
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Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
Telephone: 507-216-9882
Contact Name: Abby Slick
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Exhibiting Artists: Kristi Kuder and James Scherbarth May 18 – June 23, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist: Tuesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. Unravel: (1) to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

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Under the Microscope works by Lauren Bina May 11 - July 9 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
Website »

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Court Returns to the Historic CourtroomFriday, June 2, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Closed to official county and court business since 1975, official court proceedings will once again be held in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Historic Courthouse
Telephone: 651-275-7075
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May is the month to soak in ceramics in Minnesota. Each of this month’s artists approach clay differently and speak through the medium with mindful determination. Groves is exploring a high...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

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Since its start in 1966, the Edina Art Fair has since grown to feature over 300 artists from around the world and host 200,000 visitors. Notoriously the first art fair of the year, the event is...

Cost: Free

Where:
50th & France Avenue
Edina, MN  55424

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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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All 37 Mattress Firm stores in the Minneapolis area are hosting a Clothing Drive to benefit local foster youth and families. Through Sunday, June 18, 2017 during normal store hours, Mattress Firm...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mattress Firm
1710 New Brighton Blvd,
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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May is the month to soak in ceramics in Minnesota. Each of this month’s artists approach clay differently and speak through the medium with mindful determination. Groves is exploring a high...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 13, 2017   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Eli Libson, designer of mini golf hole #3, Squirrel Scrambler, will be using his 17 years of experience in video game character design to assist people in creating their own Chimera – an...

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Chris Pennington
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The American Association of Woodturners' (AAW) Gallery of Wood Art Professional Outreach Program is pleased to announce its 2017 annual international exhibition, The Sphere-Second Round. Now in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery of Wood Art at Landmark Center (Second Flo
75 W 5th St
St. Paul, MN  55378
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Sponsor: American Association of Woodturners
Telephone: 651-444-1205
Contact Name: Tib Shaw, Curator
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk Minneapolis’ Light Grey Art Lab’s Huldufólk exhibition celebrates the hidden folk, trolls and fairies, and the faces in the rocks, pools, smoking...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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On View: April 29 - June 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. In the past decade, Michael Banning’s career has taken him from Minneapolis, to Milwaukee and Chicago. With...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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On View: April 29 - June 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. Charles Lyon continues to be inspired by the delicacy and the intensity of flowers, specifically peonies, dahlias...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Join instructor Ellen Keane of Keane Sense of Rhythm for group lessons in tap dancing. We even have shoes for you! YOLO!

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Chris Pennington
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When the going gets tough, art has a way of helping us reconnect our outside activities with our inner lives. Art is also a powerful metaphor for intentional living -- in that if you don't like...

Cost: 10.00

Where:
Junket: Tossed & Found
4049 Minnehaha Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Coming Friday, June 2nd we will be hosting a community night celebrating fun and fellowship in the Twin Cities. Come, play, maybe meet a neighbor or make a new friend! All proceeds will go to a...

Cost: $10

Where:
Voxel Virtual Reality Parlour
550 Vandalia St. Suite 218
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Voxel Virtual Reality Parlour
Telephone: 612-787-7855
Contact Name: Jeff Trinh-Sy
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From May 12 to June 25, NCC will turn its exhibition spotlight on our incredibly talented members (comprised of students, educators, professional artists, and novices) with a juried exhibition....

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Bringing together examples from a lifetime of work, this exhibition honors the late Amy Sabrina (Myers), 1956 – 2013, and gives light to her imagination and talent. A graduate of the University...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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••• 6:00 pm pre-class happy hour •••••• 7:00 pm class begins •••Join us as our Master Mixologist Henry Fischer shares his knowledge of the art of preparing mixed drinks....

Cost: $40 inclusive of tax and service

Where:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-813-5300
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SubText Books is proud to host Courtney Maum (author of I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You) for an event for her new novel, "Touch," (Putnam; on sale 5/30) on Friday, June 2nd at 7:00...

Cost: Free

Where:
SubText Books
6 West 5th Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: SubText Books
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Looking for a unique date night activity that is sure to impress your mate? Look no further than NCC's original Clay for Couples. Visit www.northernclaycenter.org/store/ to learn more and to...

Cost: $65.00

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. A mix-up in afterlife scheduling is the set up for this poignant modern comedy, which has seen great success on stage and in film....

Cost: $21-$31

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre Company
20 Civic Centre Drive NE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Telephone: 507 282 8481
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MAY 26-JUNE 11 2017 Co-directed by Rick Shiomi & Martha B. Johnson; James Austin Williams, Artistic and Cultural Consultant: This production presents 46 short plays selected from Parks' 365...

Cost: $25

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent St
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Full Circle Theater Company
Contact Name: Rick Shiomi
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Everyone has a different view. Amy’s view is that love conquers all. In 1979 Amy visits her mother, the West End actress Esme Allen, with a big favor to ask and a brash new boyfriend in tow. When...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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You think you know the story of two star-crossed lovers who took their lives… but there is so much more than the title characters and teens in love. There is something bright, attractive, and...

Cost: $15-40

Where:
The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy Street
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Mission Theatre Company
Telephone: 612-234-7168
Contact Name: Andrea Tonsfeldt
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The Legendary NYE’S Polonaise Lounge may be gone, by NYE’S house band is still kickin’ EVERY FRIDAY from now on, as Can Can Wonderland’s house polka band! Come visit The World’s Most...

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Chris Pennington
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MacPhail’s Sonomento, The Premier Adult Choral Ensemble, presents one of Rossini’s delightful  “Sins of my Old Age” Rossini’s PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE (a chamber mass that is neither...

Cost: Tickets at door: $15 for adults and youth are free.

Where:
Hamline Methodist Church
1514 Englewood Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: MacPhail Center for Music
Telephone: 612-321-0100
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13th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival Short attention span theatre at its best! JUNE 1-11, 2017 Each year, Lakeshore Players’ highly regarded ten-minute play writing contest attracts entries...

Cost: $17-$21

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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A beautiful story of an African American seamstress in the early 1900s, and her long-distance correspondence and romance with a worker on the Panama Canal, as well as her loving friendships with a...

Cost: $30, Pay What You Can for those under 30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Ten Thousand Things
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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $20 / $15 Early Bird

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Exhibiting Artists: Kristi Kuder and James Scherbarth May 18 – June 23, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist: Tuesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. Unravel: (1) to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The Girls on the Run Spring 5k is an event unlike any other. Join us on Saturday, June 3rd along with 2,000 3rd-8th grade girls as they complete their celebratory season ending 5k fun run....

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Normandale Community College
9700 France Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: Alerus Mortgage
Contact Name: Mary Uran
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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and PROSHRED® Security (“Proshred”) will host their third annual, nationwide “Shred Cancer” event on Saturday, June 3rd at their...

Cost: Free

Where:
Proshred Security
14451 MN-7
Minnetonka, MN  55345
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Sponsor: AICS
Telephone: 612-293-9420
Contact Name: Katie Ressie
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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Under the Microscope works by Lauren Bina May 11 - July 9 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Join Great River Greening at the second public event in our ongoing partnership with Westwood Hills Nature Center! Once a golf course, this 160-acre site is now a beautiful natural area comprised...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Westwood Hills Nature Center
8300 W Franklin Ave
Saint Louis Park, MN  55426
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Court Returns to the Historic CourtroomFriday, June 2, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Closed to official county and court business since 1975, official court proceedings will once again be held in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Historic Courthouse
Telephone: 651-275-7075
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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All 37 Mattress Firm stores in the Minneapolis area are hosting a Clothing Drive to benefit local foster youth and families. Through Sunday, June 18, 2017 during normal store hours, Mattress Firm...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mattress Firm
1710 New Brighton Blvd,
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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The event will be held at The Commons WP at 540 Lake St. in Excelsior from 10:00am-2:00pm. 26 other Proshred locations throughout the country will be joining this great cause. Join the community in...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Commons WP
540 Lake St
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Sponsor: PROSHRED and The American Institute for Cancer Research
Telephone: 952-212-9731
Contact Name: Mark Lindgren
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Since its start in 1966, the Edina Art Fair has since grown to feature over 300 artists from around the world and host 200,000 visitors. Notoriously the first art fair of the year, the event is...

Cost: Free

Where:
50th & France Avenue
Edina, MN  55424

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Great awakenings begin with the perfect morning mug. Be inspired by the beginning of spring and the start of your morning when you make a set of mugs guaranteed to brighten your day. Visit...

Cost: $45.00

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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May is the month to soak in ceramics in Minnesota. Each of this month’s artists approach clay differently and speak through the medium with mindful determination. Groves is exploring a high...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

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May is the month to soak in ceramics in Minnesota. Each of this month’s artists approach clay differently and speak through the medium with mindful determination. Groves is exploring a high...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Meet the challenge on the ropes course this summer! Travel from tower to tower over wires and wooden boards to reach the zip-line and enjoy the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
28097 Goodview Drive
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Telephone: 507-467-2437
Contact Name: Bridget Tonne
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The snow may be long gone, but the commitment to mountainside fun never lets up at Afton Alps. We're ready to welcome mountain biking season with an opening bash. Our soon-to-open mountain bike...

Cost: 7 for a day pass

Where:
Afton Alps
6600 Peller Ave S
Hastings, MN  55033
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The 48th annual St. Anthony Park Arts Festival is a free one day celebration of fine arts and community, to be held on Saturday, June 3rd, from 10 am to 5 pm at the intersection of Como and Carter...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como and Carter Avenues
2245 Como Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: St. Anthony Park Branch Library Association
Telephone: 612-564-2787
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Learn the step-by step process to make great beer at home from our own Midwest Extract Kits. One of our knowledgeable brewers will walk you through the entire process from the boil to bottling,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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“Make Waves” at WaterFest 2017. This free, family festival celebrating our clean lakes offers fun and an opportunity for outdoor hands-on learning about clean water, wildlife, and land and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lake Phalen Park
1600 Phalen Dr
Saint Paul, MN  55106
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Sponsor: Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District
Telephone: 651-647-6816
Contact Name: Debbie Meister
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 Let’s get started! Learn how to brew with our knowledgeable staff in a small group environment. We’ll brew a batch of beer so you can visually see the process from beginning to end....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave S
MInneapolis, MN  55419
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 612-843-4444
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The American Association of Woodturners' (AAW) Gallery of Wood Art Professional Outreach Program is pleased to announce its 2017 annual international exhibition, The Sphere-Second Round. Now in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery of Wood Art at Landmark Center (Second Flo
75 W 5th St
St. Paul, MN  55378
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Sponsor: American Association of Woodturners
Telephone: 651-444-1205
Contact Name: Tib Shaw, Curator
Website »

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Eli Libson, designer of mini golf hole #3, Squirrel Scrambler, will be using his 17 years of experience in video game character design to assist people in creating their own Chimera – an...

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55104
View map »


Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Chris Pennington
Website »

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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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On View: April 29 - June 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. In the past decade, Michael Banning’s career has taken him from Minneapolis, to Milwaukee and Chicago. With...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

More information

Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Website »

More information

The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk Minneapolis’ Light Grey Art Lab’s Huldufólk exhibition celebrates the hidden folk, trolls and fairies, and the faces in the rocks, pools, smoking...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Website »

More information

Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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The Buffalo, MN Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8 AM to 12 Noon from the first Saturday in May to the last Saturday in October, rain or shine. Our market provides a wide variety of fresh...

Cost: $0

Where:
Corner of 1st St NE and 1st Ave NE, Buffalo MN
100 1st Ave NE (Accross the Street from the Movie Theater)
Buffalo, MN  55313
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Sponsor: Buffalo Farmers Market
Telephone: 763-229-2161
Contact Name: Geri Gulstad
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On View: April 29 - June 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. Charles Lyon continues to be inspired by the delicacy and the intensity of flowers, specifically peonies, dahlias...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

More information

Great awakenings begin with the perfect morning mug. Be inspired by the beginning of spring and the start of your morning when you make a set of mugs guaranteed to brighten your day. Visit...

Cost: $45.00

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »

More information

Great awakenings begin with the perfect morning mug. Be inspired by the beginning of spring and the start of your morning when you make a set of mugs guaranteed to brighten your day. Visit...

Cost: $45.00

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »

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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Rock Island, IL – May 3, 2017 – The 6th Annual Laura’s Legacy ALS Benefit Concert is set to take place on Saturday, June 3rd at Schwiebert Park. From 3:30pm – 8:30pm, attendees of all ages...

Cost: $10, free for children 12 & under

Where:
Schwiebert Park
101 17th St, Rock Island, IL 61201
Rock Island, IL  61201
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First Big Minnesota Musical Event Of The Summer 13th Annual Ride For Wishes™ delivers up to 9 regional and local acts performing on two stages. There are both indoor and outdoor stages so this...

Cost: 10.00 adults under 6 free

Where:
South St. Paul VFW -Gallagher-Hansen Post 295
111 Concord Exchange S,
South Saint Paul, MN  55075
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Sponsor: Numerous Sponsors
Telephone: 651-457-8324
Contact Name: Jeff Green
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Presented by:Frank & Ernest FoodsJunket: Tossed & FoundMinneapolis Craft MarketFounded in 2015, the Minne-Mile NightMarket is a community festival in the Longfellow neighborhood on the...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Junket: Tossed & Found
4049 Minnehaha Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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From May 12 to June 25, NCC will turn its exhibition spotlight on our incredibly talented members (comprised of students, educators, professional artists, and novices) with a juried exhibition....

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Bringing together examples from a lifetime of work, this exhibition honors the late Amy Sabrina (Myers), 1956 – 2013, and gives light to her imagination and talent. A graduate of the University...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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The 2nd annual Natur Ball is hosted by Tylwyth Natur, a collective of fairies and fae who can be found at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. We have planned a night full of fantasy and nature art...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis
901 18 1/2 ave ne
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. A mix-up in afterlife scheduling is the set up for this poignant modern comedy, which has seen great success on stage and in film....

Cost: $21-$31

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre Company
20 Civic Centre Drive NE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Telephone: 507 282 8481
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Cost: N/A

Where:
Main Street School of Performing Arts
1320 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: MSSPA
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13th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival Short attention span theatre at its best! JUNE 1-11, 2017 Each year, Lakeshore Players’ highly regarded ten-minute play writing contest attracts entries...

Cost: $17-$21

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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A beautiful story of an African American seamstress in the early 1900s, and her long-distance correspondence and romance with a worker on the Panama Canal, as well as her loving friendships with a...

Cost: $30, Pay What You Can for those under 30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Ten Thousand Things
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MAY 26-JUNE 11 2017 Co-directed by Rick Shiomi & Martha B. Johnson; James Austin Williams, Artistic and Cultural Consultant: This production presents 46 short plays selected from Parks' 365...

Cost: $25

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent St
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Full Circle Theater Company
Contact Name: Rick Shiomi
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You think you know the story of two star-crossed lovers who took their lives… but there is so much more than the title characters and teens in love. There is something bright, attractive, and...

Cost: $15-40

Where:
The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy Street
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Mission Theatre Company
Telephone: 612-234-7168
Contact Name: Andrea Tonsfeldt
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MacPhail’s Sonomento, The Premier Adult Choral Ensemble, presents one of Rossini’s delightful  “Sins of my Old Age” Rossini’s PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE (a chamber mass that is...

Cost: Tickets at door: $15 for adults and youth are free.

Where:
Antonello Hall at MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: MacPhail Center for Music
Telephone: 612-321-0100
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Everyone has a different view. Amy’s view is that love conquers all. In 1979 Amy visits her mother, the West End actress Esme Allen, with a big favor to ask and a brash new boyfriend in tow. When...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Norah Jones first emerged on the world stage with the February 2002 release of Come Away With Me, her self-described “moody little record” that introduced a singular new voice and grew into a...

Cost: http://z.umn.edu/1b78

Where:
Northrop at the University of Minnesota
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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Is it thick? Why yes, yes it is. Is it groovy? Always. What about heavy riffs? Absolutely. Buffalo Fuzz will be kicking off a summer of hard rock at the Arcadia Cafe along with some support from MN...

Cost: Free

Where:
Arcadia Cafe
329 Cedar Ave South
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $20 / $15 Early Bird

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Mill City Farmers Market is Minneapolis’ trusted source for healthy, local and organic groceries, bringing fresh food, cooking education and live entertainment to one beautiful place.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Farmer Market
704 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Exhibiting Artists: Kristi Kuder and James Scherbarth May 18 – June 23, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist: Tuesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. Unravel: (1) to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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